Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 3 hrs

Orange flavored cake with an orange filling and iced with orange flavored whipped cream. Tastes just like an orange creamsicle. Please make sure to read the whole recipe before beginning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cake ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, plus
  • milk, enough to make 3/4 cup liquid total
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 34 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • orange food coloring
  • Filling ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 14 cup water
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 12 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 12 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 12 tablespoons cornstarch
  • orange food coloring
  • Icing ingredients

  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 -5 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • orange food coloring


  1. To make the cake:.
  2. Preheat oven to 325. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and orange extract. Blend in 1/3 of the flour mixture then half of the orange juice/milk mixture. Blend in half of the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the orange juice/milk mixture, and then finally the remaining flour mixture. Mix at medium speed until ingredients are thoroughly blended (about 1 or 2 minutes). Tint cake batter orange. Pour batter into two 8" round prepared cake pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake layer. Cool 15 minutes before turning out on to cooling racks.
  3. To make the filling:.
  4. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small sauce pan. Add remaining filling ingredients and mix well. Cook over medium heat stirring continuously until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Pour filling into a container and chill in the refrigerator.
  5. To make the icing:.
  6. Whip cream to soft peaks. Gradually whip in sugar. Mix in vanilla. Mix in orange juice concentrate to taste. Add orange food coloring.
  7. To assemble the cake:.
  8. Split the two cake layers in half so you have four layers. Lay the first layer on a plate. Pipe a small border of the whipped cream on the layer at the edge. Fill the center of the cake layer with 1/3 of the orange filling. Repeat with the remaining layers. Starting at the bottom you should have cake, filling, cake, filling, cake, filling, cake. Ice the outside of the cake with the remaining orange flavor whipped cream. Chill cake in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
  9. Note:.
  10. I usually color the cake batter a medium orange, the filling a dark orange, and the whipped cream a pale orange.


Most Helpful

Excellent! My family truly enjoyed this creation. Thanks for posting. Made the cake to all instructions. Turned out beautiful.

Michele July 11, 2010

Followed instructions to a T. First time made the cake itself according to Davids rule, and cake was great, just not big enough for my large group. So doubled recipe and perfect. Changed made--added whipped cream and bits of mandaran oranges to each layer as well as the jelly like filling which was delish. I decreased the sugar in cake AND filling by one forth. Raves over the cake and gave this site as reference to two co-workers. YUM!

Dahn98 October 05, 2006

I had to try this cake as soon as I saw that it resembled anything like a creamsicle, which used to be my favorite as a kid! Truly a wonderful cake, beautiful enough for company, yet simple and nice enough for family. I followed your guidlines and did the different colors of orange. Made no sub's and followed to the "T". I do not have a camera, so I am going to be very interested to see if someone makes this and takes a picture of it. I made this for my brother and SIL and family, while staying here in Canada. Fantastic cake thanks Dave

Shirl (J) 831 October 02, 2006

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